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but not fast enough. yesterday governor chris christie said getting back on the grid is priority number one. >> we're in a triage and attack phase now of the storm. so we can restore power, reopen schools, bring public transportation back online, and allow people to return to their homes if they've been displaced. >> reporter: now people in new jersey trying to go back to work are facing two challenges. first, gas. no power means most gas pumps aren't working and the stations that do have power have lines that stretch for miles long. the wait up to two, three hours and some people have waited oleate long to get gas. after that their second challenge is having enough people in their car to enter new york city. since most mass transit is still down in the city, cars with less than three people trying to cross into manhattan are turned away. so they still have a lot of water that needs to be pumped out of lower manhattan. i'll have an update on the situation there coming up in half an hour at 5:30. back to you. >> all right, thanks a lot kristin fisher,. >>> still ahead this morning the cia is
obama will travel to the storm stricken state today and join governor chris christie in viewing the damage and thanking first responders. >>> good morning. thank you for watching 9news
the garden state with governor chris christie where entire neighborhoods are still underwater. the president said his top priority, getting the power back on especially atwater filtration plants and other critical infrastructure. his second priority? transportation. clearing roads from debris and restoring mass transit so people can begin to go back to work. and their kids can go back to school. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow-up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. we want to make sure that people have realistic expectations but what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials, and we will not quit until this is done. >> reporter: here's are the aimenings just every -- images just never ever -- you can't get used to them. homes buried in sand and entire neighborhoods gone. it's slowly sinking in that everything in the coastal communities will slowly have to be rebuilt but safety first. the hissing of natural gas can be heard in city after city i
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